Goldsmiths takes action to Stop the Rot

Earlier this year, BC served as a platform for the launch of Stop the Rot, a campaign designed to persuade Goldsmiths to deal with its portfolio of decaying New Cross properties, which were having a deleterious effect on the neighbourhood. In response, Goldsmiths promised to look into what could be done.

Now, Cllr Johnson has received this answer from Council officers about Goldsmiths' progress:

Officers from the Council's Economic Development and Programme Management teams have continued to have discussions with the University to explore how the shops on 302-314 New Cross Road could be bought back into use. Goldsmith's expect to begin the refurbishment of at least two of the shops in 2012.

Council officers will continue to work with the college to explore opportunities to secure funding for the refurbishment of all of the five shops. The two empty properties on St Donnat’s Road (numbers 38 and 80) have been sold for residential use, subject to contract.

A coordinated effort between the public and politicians leading to swift and decisive action. This is a moment to savour.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good work everyone!

Ladywell1 said...

About time. Goldsmiths needs to be responsible for its actions and impact on the local area..

Anonymous said...

Well done Goldsmiths. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Well done to this blog for the coverage and especially to the student who took her fight against Goldsmiths' estate irresponsibility on to national radio.

Anonymous said...

Well done Darren Johnson!

Anonymous said...

Well I think one or two of the shops should refurbished to host the drugs rehabilitation center.

New Cross is much better connected than Brockley Cross, and well placed to serve north Lewisham and Brockley addicts.

The Council would not need to spend the money twice, as the old Bank would not be available for more than 3 years.

c.llor Johnson should push to take advantage of such an long term opportunity!!

Rogetski said...

This is good news but what is happening to the upper floors above the shops.

kolp said...

Lol at 6 July 2012 21:36

Anonymous said...

Good work. Atlast those god-awful buildings in NX will be dealt with. What student fought their own university?

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